SRG is a unique company embodying diverse and deep healthcare technology experience.
While software development can be challenging, off-shore development can be VERY challenging.
Traditional off-shore and virtualized development projects have a mixed track record. Low hourly rates seem very attractive but achieving quality results can be challenging, given diverse cultures, communication styles, and time zones.
There has to be a better way to do off-shore development with high quality and discounted rates.
In 2012, SRG began to explore alternative near-shore sources of primary software development talent with the goal of building a world-class technical capability, which embodies cultural and communication symbiosis with US-based customers, is committed to software excellence, and can deliver quality software at off-shore rates. A tough set of criteria to meet!
There is a better way. Hello Portugal!
We identified beautiful sunny Portugal as an optimal and underutilized source for great tech. In 2013, SRG founder, Dave Wesley moved to Porto, Portugal, and established a team of extremely talented development partners/resources which has grown to over 50 people strong, including developers, systems architects, designers, business analysts, scrum masters, project managers, quality assurance specialists, systems integration specialists, and devops experts.
Together, SRG’s domestic US-based and European integrated teams have been resuscitating floundering off-shore projects, building new products and apps, and making customers happy. All of our team members learn and embody SRG's contemporary virtualized organic agile methodology and have a strong commitment to writing great reusable code, providing consistent and transparent interaction with our customer project teams, and meeting customer business product release deadlines - all at discounted rates compared to US-based resources.
What does “Sursumcorda” mean?
Many people ask what "Sursumcorda" means and how it relates to healthcare software development. Fair question! Sursumcorda [soo r-soo m kawr-dah] is a Latin musical term meaning "uplifting refrain".
Developing great software solutions resembles writing, producing, and conducting epic music... leveraging and coordinating the perfect balance of right and left brain talents, as we do at Sursumcorda Resource Group.
Although, it may be a bit difficult to pronounce, it’s meaningful to us and it reflects our approach to doing business, communicating with our customer partners, and building software. We've been orchestrating software solutions for healthcare under the Sursumcorda brand since 2000.
Dave began his 30+ year healthcare information technology career as a software developer with Accenture and since has worked with Fortune 1000 and small start-up companies to design, develop, and implement progressive software solutions.
He has also founded and led several healthcare information systems businesses, including Velocity Healthcare Informatics, the first commercial patient-centered outcomes software company in the United States, which was acquired in 1996.
Dave maintains a high level of activity supporting grant funded research. His longest standing client relationship is with Health Partners affiliated International Diabetes Center (IDC), in Minneapolis, where he has directed diabetes research data management and informatics development for several decades. He is named as co-inventor on patents related to IDC’s capturAGP Ambulatory Glucose Profile report, which has been adopted as an international standard by leading device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.
Dave is also an active musician, music producer, and occasional DJ.
He obtained his degree in Economics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa & Summa Cum Laude at the University of North Dakota.
For over 40 years Ric has been involved in healthcare software. The first 10 years included practice management systems as VP of Marketing at Omni American and later as GM at IDX respectively. He then migrated to a career as a serial entrepreneur involved in both the provider and payer verticals.
Ric’s experience ranges from acquiring and commercializing a software asset from Anthem, to creating a sales organization acquired in a 7 company roll-up, to co-founding an early Business and Clinical Intelligence software company. These resulted in three successful exits as mergers and/or P.E. acquisitions with a 39X return on invested capital.
For 9 years Ric has been lecturing for the UCLA MPH program and he has co-authored two text- books on IT in Healthcare with his focus on business/clinical intelligence and analytics. He co-founded The Healthcare Summit at Jackson Hole 10 years ago which brings together 75+/- C-level healthcare executives. He has an Economics degree from the of University of Wisconsin with course work in finance at the University of North Carolina.